Veganism In Sport

Tweet The latest trend Skinny; malnourished; protein-deficient; freaks. Words you would not associate with elite athletes. Words that many, however, would direct towards vegans. So, when the two intertwine, when the world’s strongest man, Patrik Baboumian, and some of the greatest athletes of all time in their respective sports, Novak Djokovic and Lewis Hamilton, follow a plant-based diet, should we realign our beliefs to how elite athletes eat? Almost half of the UK vegan population, 42%, made the change from a non vegan diet in 2018. In other words, two…

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Sustainable cities: “we’re waiting for everyone else to make the first move”

Tweet Staff at the UK Green Building Council give their views on how cities can make sustainable improvements. The organization was founded in 2007, with the intention of radically transforming the way British buildings are designed, constructed, maintained and operated. Tom Poldre, a senior employee, tells me about his career in sustainability. One of his clients was Cadillac Fairview, which is a Canadian property management company that builds Canada’s tallest and most noticeable skyscrapers. “One major problem was light attracting birds, they’d fly into these massive office towers and kill themselves”….

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England’s air pollution, from the industrial age to now

Tweet England’s air pollution has been a worrying issue since the industrial period, where populous towns and cities were covered in smog from factories. Coal was the main source of energy for British people from the 1760’s to the mid 19th Century, which saw a rise in the number of people suffering from respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis. This was a trend that affected the old and very young, as their bodies are not strong enough to fight against toxic air pollutants. The worst affected areas were North…

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Researchers defend Bitcoin’s environmental impact claiming previous studies are too simplistic

Tweet Bitcoin is the world’s largest digital currency. Amid claims that bitcoin could ruin the environment and raise global warming by 2 degrees Celsius, researchers have hit back saying these studies are too simplistic to be worth taking seriously. A key selling point of Bitcoin is that it’s decentralised from any bank or authority. Instead, Bitcoins are transferred directly from person to person using the internet. Bitcoin was created in 2009 by an anonymous person using the name Satoshi Nakamoto. One Bitcoin is worth over £6000 as of May 2019….

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Government response ‘not enough’ to tackle climate change say activists

Tweet Extinction Rebellion and Green Party have criticised the government’s response to climate change saying more needs to be done. The activists protested throughout London for 10 days in April, leaving London at a standstill as trains and roads were blocked. Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Jayne Forbes said: “The government have made no attempt to show they’ve seen there’s an urgency because they’ve fixed a date of 2050. “We’re happy they’re starting to engage with the whole thing but now we have to push them to act.” The government are aiming…

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